The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): Nationalist Forces

The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): Nationalist Forces

by Alejandro de Quesada, Stephen Walsh
     
 

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The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the

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The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available. The war was fought ruthlessly by both sides, and when the Nationalists secured victory they installed a dictatorship that lasted until November 1975 - the last such regime in Western Europe. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this first part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Nationalist forces that strove to take control of Spain alongside their German and Italian allies.

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From the Publisher
"Author Alejandro de Quesada tackles a complicated, convoluted subject – and superbly shoehorns contents into just 48 pages."
- David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com

"This book concentrates on the Nationalist forces and while it is typically a uniforms and equipment book, does a nice job of condensing the conflict into the various smaller campaigns. It also covers all the different groups and militias that came together to help ensure the Nationalist victory over the Republican forces. This effectively put Franco in power, a reign that lasted 35 years until his death in 1975 and the restoration of the monarchy in what we would now call a constitutional monarchy.
In addition to covering all the participants, there are several full color pages, chock full of uniforms and personal equipment that has made Osprey's Men At Arms series so popular. It is a great book on the subject and one that enthusiasts of the period should not miss."
- Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782007845
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2014
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #495
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

Alejandro de Quesada is a Florida-based military history writer, an experienced researcher, and collector of militaria, photos and documents. He runs an archive and historical consultancy for museums and films as a secondary business. Alejandro has written over 100 articles and over 25 books, including several for Osprey, and is a leading authority on Latin American subjects.

He is the author of the following Osprey titles to date: The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection; The US Home Front 1941-45; Roosevelt's Rough Riders; The Bay of Pigs; The Mexican Revolution; The United States Coast Guard during World War II; Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America.


Stephen Walsh studied Art at the North East Wales Institute and has worked as a professional illustrator since 1988. Since then he has illustrated a variety of books and games including the Settlers of Catan. His projects for Osprey include such diverse subjects as the battle of Otterburn, the Chinese army from 1937 to 1949 and the US Home Front in World War II. He is married with two children and lives in Macclesfield.

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